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Camp Bestival Competition Ts & Cs

All the info you need for the Camp Bestival completion

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MCR Union x Refuge Euros

Join us in The Vault to watch England's World Cup group games

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Friends of Dorothy x Refuge

Join us from 6 June 2024 for our brand-new photography exhibition

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Tales of Manchester 2.0

An exclusive exhibition from Emma Evans inspired by Mancunian poetry.

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Hamilton: The Story of Tonight

A unique glimpse into the journey of a musical phenomenon that has captured the imaginations of audiences worldwide.

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Fondue Winter Chalet Bar

Introducing Fondue winter chalet bar, our terrace takeover inspired by après ski.

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New Year’s Eve at The Refuge 2023

Join us for a New Year bash as we ring in 2024!

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Meet the Team: Rob Sykes

This months Meet the Team spotlight shines on Rob Sykes, our passionate Demi-Chef de Partie.

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The Refuge’s 7th birthday bash

Join us on Saturday 30 September as The Refuge turns seven!

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Feel Good Summer

Feel good with The Refuge this summer

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Come As You Are weekender: 26-27 August 2023

Our Come As You Are weekender is back this August bank holiday

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Richard Kelly photography exhibition

Join us from 1 June 2023 for our brand-new photography exhibition

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Pollen bakery, Ancoats

Friends of Refuge: Pollen Bakery

We took Head Chef, Tom, to visit our friends at Pollen Bakery

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Eurovision at The Refuge

It’s time to grab your sparkles, sequins and scorecards as we're hosting a Eurovision party!

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LGBTQIA+ History Month with Cheddar Gorgeous

See Cheddar Gorgeous' iconic Silence = Death outfit at The Refuge

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Credit: Johan Persson

Lion King exhibition

Take a behind-the-scenes look at our new exhibition

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Gather Round at The Refuge

Our guide to spending the festive season at Refuge, including everything from festive workshops to our New Year's Eve party

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Together As One exhibition

A celebration of Manchester's LGBTQIA+ community with the British Culture Archive

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A Woman’s Work exhibition

Our latest exhibition with the British Culture Archive from 29 July

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An eye for design

A much-loved Manchester landmark, find out more about the building we call home

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King's Refuge cocktail recipe

Refuge recipes: King’s Refuge

Grown your own garnish for this Refuge classic cocktail

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Vegan chocolate mousse recipe

Refuge recipes: vegan chocolate mousse

Our vegan take on a chocolate classic

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Harissa recipe

Refuge recipes: harissa

A fiery Refuge favourite that's super easy to make at home

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Espresso Martini

Refuge recipes: Espresso Martini

A modern classic that's become a Refuge favourite

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Beetroot and feta dip recipe

Refuge recipes: beetroot and feta dip

A Refuge favourite that's super easy to make at home

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Tipsy Lemonade recipe

Refuge recipes: Tipsy Lemonade

Head into spring with Rose's Tipsy Lemonade

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Eat Well Manchester

EAT WELL MCR x REFUGE

Eat Well MCR takeover our kitchens and there's Refuge meal kits for sale

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Lamb shawarma pie recipe

Refuge recipes: lamb shawarma pie

Turn this Refuge classic into a seriously good shepherd's pie

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Suffragette City

SUFFRAGETTE CITY 2021

The annual event comes live to your living room

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Reducing food waste at home

Reducing food waste at home

Chef Paul and Bar Manager Rose share their top tips for reducing your food waste

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George House Trust

Refuge partners: The George House Trust

Our charity partners pop in for a chat about LGBT History Month and new drama, It's A Sin

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Dill and Chilli Bloody Mary recipe

Refuge recipes: Dill and Chilli Bloody Mary

Give your Bloody Mary a kick with Rose's recipe

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Lamb shawarma recipe

Refuge recipes: lamb shawarma

It's a dish we just can't take off the menu - now you can make it at home

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Chocolate tart

Refuge recipes: chocolate tart

Impress your significant other with our decadent chocolate tart

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Top 10 spices to have in your kitchen

The Refuge larder: spices

Cook like The Refuge: Executive Chef Paul Beckley reveals his top 10 spices

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Beetroot romesco dip recipe

Refuge recipes: beetroot romesco

Think pink: our beetroot romesco is the perfect dip for veggies and flatbread

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Mutabal recipe

Refuge recipes: vegan mutabal

Move over baba ganoush, it's mutabal's time to shine

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Tofu acuri recipe

Refuge recipes: tofu acuri

Get Veganuary off to a flying start with a scrambled tofu-topped sourdough

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Refuge Christmas Carol

Christmas Carol Programme 2020

Take Refuge with us over the festive season

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Daal recipe

Ian’s daal recipe

Head Chef Ian Worley shares his favourite daal recipe for you to make at home

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Refuge Residents: Nev Cottee

Refuge Residents: Nev Cottee

We return to our Refuge Residents series and catch up with Nev Cottee

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Horse Meat Disco

HORSE MEAT DISCO AT THE REFUGE

Horse Meat Disco return to Manchester to host a soirée in The Refuge Basement

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Suffragette City

SUFFRAGETTE CITY RETURNS

The women-led all-day music event returns on 7 March

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People's City exhibition

The People’s City Exhibition

Our exhibition with The British Culture Archive, open from 30 January to 30 April.

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Tempo Ninth Birthday

Tempo Ninth birthday

Tempo is back on 14 March to celebrate their ninth birthday

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Christmas Carol programme

The Refuge Christmas Carol Programme

Take Refuge with us over the festive season

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Homobloc is a Refuge

Homobloc is a Refuge

Join us for the welcoming and closing parties for Homobloc festival

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Refuge NYE 2019

New Year’s Eve 2019

Count down the bongs to 2020 in style with a whole host of familiar faces

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The Refuge is 3

THE REFUGE IS 3

Join us on Saturday 5 October for our third birthday party!

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Waterhouse Way terrace party

The Refuge weekend terrace parties

Alfresco-style ‘vinyl only’ parties, every weekend this summer

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Our Friends Electrik Weekender

Our Friends Electrik

Our third bank holiday weekend with a whole host of ‘Our Friends Electrik’

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Electrik Weekender

ELECTRIK WEEKENDER AT THE REFUGE

Join us over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend for an 'all under one roof' party

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Easter weekender

WE ARE FAMILY EASTER WEEKENDER

Four days and nights of music, food, children’s activities, DJs and well-being

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Refuge weekends

Weekends at The Refuge

Your weekend just got better - join us every Thursday to Saturday

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Lost in Vagueness

DM18 x Lost in Vagueness

Join us on 20 October for a screening of Lost in Vagueness and the Design Manchester Festival closing party

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Refuge 2nd Birthday: 28-30 September

This month The Refuge turns two - join us over the weekend to celebrate

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Refuge picnic

Summer in the city picnic

Join us out on Waterhouse Way for a picnic Refuge-style

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Big Grillie Style

The Refuge Presents: Big Grillie Style BBQ & Beats

As part of our Summer in the City, we're bringing the guys from Big Grillie style to Waterhouse Way

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Joy Social

REFUGE RESIDENTS: JOY SOCIAL

In the third of our Refuge Residents blogs, we catch up with JOY SOCIAL

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Nancy Noise

AN INTERVIEW WITH NANCY NOISE

Ibiza veteran, Nancy Noise, revisits The Refuge for Return to Pikes Ibiza

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Paul Woolford

AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL WOOLFORD

We catch up with Paul Woolford ahead of Return to Pikes Ibiza

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Clubbed: an interview with Rick Banks

CLUBBED: AN INTERVIEW WITH RICK BANKS

Rick Banks tells us about his design influences and new book.

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Return to Pikes Ibiza

Return to Pikes Ibiza

Join us on Sunday 27 May for sounds of the White Isle as we Return to Pikes Ibiza

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Return to Legends: Part 2

Return To Legend: Part 2

After a sell-out Return to Legend, we're heading back for more on 7 April

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Easter weekender

Refuge Easter: The Long Weekender

Our first weekender of 2018: 29 March - 1 April

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Thursday at Refuge

THURSDAYS WITH DR SID’S HONEY COOLER

Our Thursday after work social comes from Dr Sid

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Vintage 78 DJs

VINTAGE 78 DJs

Head to our Public Bar on the last Sunday of the month for the Vintage 78 DJs residency

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Return to legend

Return To Legend

We return to Legend, Manchester’s ‘other club’ of the 80s on 27 January

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Winterway Bar at The Refuge

Winterway bar

Join us on Waterhouse Way throughout December for mulled wine and Prosecco

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Refuge Residents: Darryl Marsden

Found out more about one of our Public Bar DJs.

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Gardens of Wonder

Garden of Wonder

Perrier-Jouët Champagne bring nature to life in the heart of The Refuge

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Refuge first birthday

Refuge 1st birthday

As The Refuge turns one, join us to celebrate on Saturday 30 September

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El Diablo’s Social Club presents Prosumer

El Diablo’s Social Club presents Prosumer

El Diablo's Social Club comes to our basement

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Electric is a Refuge at Pikes Ibiza

Electric is a Refuge at Pikes Ibiza

Our weekender series heads to the Balearics from 15-17 September

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Refuge Public Bar

Vote for us: Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Cast your vote in this year's awards

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Chris Massey

Refuge Residents: Chris Massey

In the first of our Refuge Residents series, we catch up with music maestro Chris Massey

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After The Electric Weekender

Manchester, NYC, Croatia and Ibiza entwined at the Electric Weekender on May Bank Holiday

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Justin Robertson art exhibition

The Explorer’s Chronicle

Find out more about Justin Robertson's art exhibition in The Refuge from 25 May - 17 June

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Electric Weekender programme

Electric Weekender Programme

See what's on and when during The Electric Weekender - from art to music and food

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Refuge Electric Weekender: 26-28 May

The electric weekender

Join us from 26-28 May for a three day music, food and drinks extravaganza

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Manchester Keeps on Dancing

Manchester keeps on dancing

The Refuge hosts the world premier of Javi Senz's documentary, Manchester Keeps on Dancing

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Refuge launch party

Refuge Launch Party

We are open: when Manchester came to party at The Refuge

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